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Today in World War II History—July 10, 1942

US military personnel inspecting the “Akutan Zero” wreck, Akutan Island, US Territory of Alaska, 11 Jul 1942 (US Navy photo)

US military personnel inspecting the “Akutan Zero” wreck, Akutan Island, US Territory of Alaska, 11 Jul 1942 (US Navy photo)

80 Years Ago—July 10, 1942: German Army Group A opens drive to Rostov and the Caucasus, Army Group B to Stalingrad.

At El Alamein, Egypt, Australians take Tel el Eisa and South Africans take Tel el Makh Khad.

US Navy PBY Catalina spots a downed Japanese Zero on Akutan in the Aleutians; salvage yields valuable information about the fighter planes.

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